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January 12, 2012

Future Of GMO 

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New Research Could Spell Bad News For GMOs

A new study has found RNA in the livers of people who ate rice. What does that mean for GMO giants like Monsanto?

January 11, 2012

'Cost-Saving Measure' 

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USDA To Close 249 Offices, Affect Local Farms

Cutting 249 USDA offices -- half of which are small, local offices -- will only impact their annual spending by one percent.

January 5, 2012

Risky Practice 

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FSIS Concerned Over Inconsistent Cleanliness

High-risk food producers are only tested for listeria every four years. When the FSIS realized they were changing production practices, they were not happy.

December 20, 2011

Year In Review 

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2011 In Food News

From food recalls to the great GMO debate to Michelle Obama's shifting focus, 2011 was a busy year for food news.

December 5, 2011

Ultra-Processed, Ultra-Filtered 

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When Is Honey Not Really Honey, Honey?

According to a study commissioned by Food Safety News, more than three fourths of the honey sold in American grocery stores is not exactly what bees produce.

November 28, 2011

Fruity Drama 

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Dried Cranberries Recalled For Possible Metal Fragments

The timing of Ocean Spray's Craisin recall has some concerned.

November 21, 2011

Food Safety 

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Gobble Gobble: Tips For Turkey Safety

Avoid food-borne bacteria with tips on how to properly prepare a Thanksgiving turkey.

October 26, 2011

Organic Safety 

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‘Organic’ Label Doesn’t Mean Safer Produce

Organic farms are not immune to food-borne bacteria. Small farms are often exempt from FDA oversight -- so what other options do they have?

October 24, 2011

CSA's Save The Day? 

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12,000+ Strong For Community Farming

The number of CSA farms has grown enormously since 2007, as farmers, consumers and litigators are beginning to see them as a solution to many social problems.

October 7, 2011

Food Safety 

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New FDA Inspections To Stop Outbreaks Before They Start

New FDA requirements could stop outbreaks -- like the recent listeria linked to cantaloupe -- before they start.

October 2, 2011

More Recalls 

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Ready-Made Salads Recalled For Salmonella

Another recall has hit the Midwest and Southern states -- "Thornton's Quick Café’s Chef Salad" have been recalled over salmonella on grape tomatoes.

September 29, 2011

Contaminated Food 

Frozen Ground Beef

Beef Recalled After Ohio Family Falls Ill

Tyson Fresh Meats is recalling 131,300 pounds of ground beef for possible E. coli contamination.

September 28, 2011

Deadly Outbreak 

Cantaloupe

Listeria Outbreak Could Be ‘Deadliest In A Decade’

A listeria outbreak tied to Colorado cantaloupe has 13 confirmed deaths and 72 illnesses, but those numbers could rise.

September 27, 2011

School Lunch Worry 

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Contaminated Meat Recalled Before Ending Up In School Lunch

A major beef recall is underway after E. coli was found in frozen beef sent to Georgia school districts. So far no contaminated meat has been served, says USDA.

September 15, 2011

Counter-Terrorism 

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Is The U.S. Food Supply Safe From Outside Attack?

Keeping the food supply safe from attack is an utmost priority. However, with no one body in charge of food safety, results are difficult to measure.

September 13, 2011

Food Safety 

ground beef

Six New Strains Of E. coli Added To Ground Beef Regulation

In a move applauded by food safety advocates, the USDA has announced ground beef will not be sold if it tests positive for six additional strains of E. coli.

September 1, 2011

Food Safety 

cantaloupe

Del Monte Sues FDA, More Than Just Cantaloupe At Stake

Del Monte Foods has sued the FDA over their decision to halt imports of cantaloupe from Guatemala, sending a wave of fear through food regulators.

August 22, 2011

Tainted Food 

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11 Dead After Consuming Tainted Vinegar In China

Vinegar was tainted with antifreeze at a Ramadan meal in China's western Xinjiang region.

August 2, 2011

Good School Food 

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Farm To School Meal Program Off To A Good Start

Although there were some challenges in its first two years, support for the Farm to School program is enthusiastic.

July 28, 2011

Food Labels 

Packaged Meat In A Grocery Cart

If Meat Contains Additives, USDA Wants Label To Say So

Meat enhanced with solutions and flavorings can have five times as much sodium as would naturally occur in the product.

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